Colorado Rockies Extend RHP Adam Ottavino


The Colorado Rockies and RHP Adam Ottavino came to terms on Saturday to a three-year extension worth $10.44 million, as reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

In his three years with the Colorado Rockies, Adam Ottovino has pitched well out of the bullpen, recording a 2.64 ERA in 2013, and 3.60 ERA in 2014 in 75 appearances. Ottovino underwent Tommy John this past year after only appearing in 10 games for the Colorado Rockies in 2015. Though the status of his arm is of course a concern, the Colorado Rockies feel that he will regain his form when he returns at some point in 2016, and his good numbers indicate that he can still remain an asset.

Concerning the progress following his Tommy John surgery, Jon Heyman tweeted that Ottovino’s arm is doing fine and that he should return at some point this summer:

Overall, this is a low risk, high reward move by the Colorado Rockies to lock up one of their best relievers for at least the next three seasons. With the Colorado Rockies possessing a dearth of good pitching, the contract extension of Adam Ottovino is a good move.

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